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Theatre Production


If you enjoy the energising and stimulating environment of the arts – then studying drama, theatre arts, music, sound or theatre production could be for you.

Studying music at Melbourne Polytechnic creates opportunities for you to define what contemporary music means today. Engage and build your own links to the music industry and within our large performing arts department. We offer courses within the music business that give you insight, knowledge and contacts to realise your full potential.

Melbourne fosters a dynamic theatre and arts scene with major theatre and performing arts companies. Our sound production programs are practical and and designed to get you into relevant work roles. We focus on real work skills such as studio recording, sound reinforcement systems and post production. Our theatre production courses get you involved in theatre lighting and stage management for a rewarding career.

The Performing Arts department includes:

Certificate I in Work Education - Ignition Theatre
Are you aged 16 years and above? Do you want to learn life and work skills before you look for a job? Could you be planning to do more study?

Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production)
Can you hear us? Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) is the best place to start developing your knowledge and skills in this exciting field.

Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (Costume for Performance)
Turn your costume-making talent into a career. Our Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (Costume for Performance) prepares you for freelance costume-making work or employment in a variety costume designing and making situations. Create the look and feel of costumes - articulate your designs into visual expressions on the stage.

Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services
If you have a passion for all the aspects of theatre and live production then our Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services is for you. Our course teaches you what you need to know about lighting, stage/event management, visions systems and theatre sound.

Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services)
Would you like to work on film sets, in TV studios and in the theatre? Discover how our Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) can help you exceed your goals. Learn about the transformative powers of prosthetics and special make-up effects.

Diploma of Music Industry (Music Production)
Start your career in the music industry. Enrol in our Diploma of Music Industry - Music Production, where you'll learn specialist skills for sound production and get qualified to work as a professional composer, DJ, sound designer and sound producer in Melbourne's vibrant music scene.

Diploma of Theatre Arts
The one-year diploma course is designed to train actors and theatre workers who can work as performers and production team members in theatre companies, and in the production of theatre events and festivals. During training students work creatively with scripted works developing performance skills in voice, acting, movement and improvisation. The course offers a balance of performance, technical, marketing, performing arts in context, and theatre event & festival production skills.

Master of Creative Industries
We are pleased to introduce our latest post-graduate course - the Master of Creative Industries (MCI).

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